George Gaines, UM Ph.D. student and entrepreneur

UM Cultivates Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines and Community

George Gaines had already built skateboard and longboard decks, and the Ph.D. student at UM decided he wanted to build his own skis to ride the backcountry. The woodworker also knew that he...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
Matthew Church at UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station

Renowned Oceanographer Joins UM Flathead Lake Bio Station Faculty

Later this month, one of the nation’s preeminent oceanographers will join the faculty of the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station. FLBS recently hired Matthew Church as a...

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President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM students sit on a rock above the M on Mount Sentinel

UM Offers First Certificate Program for Health Coaching in Montana

Curry Health Center has partnered with UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance to offer the first certificate program in the state for health coaching. The Health Behavior Coach...

Two UM pharmacy students hold a UM Grizzly flag atop Africa's highest point.

Pharmacy Students Collaborate with Ethiopia, Summit Kilimanjaro

Where will a UM education take you? In the case of UM pharmacy students Keith Ginoff and Manraj Bains, they spent five weeks in Africa to further UM collaboration with the University of Gondar in...

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UM Launches New ‘UMontana’ Mobile App

The University recently released its first mobile app. The app gives easy access to commonly searched for information, integration with UM academic tools and the ability to conduct UM business...

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University Offers New International Baccalaureate Certification

The new International Baccalaureate Educator certificate program at UM has received unanimous, unconditional recognition and approval from the International Baccalaureate Organization. The...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
Ray Ekness is the new director of the Broadcast Media Center

UM Hires New Broadcast Media Center Director

After a national search, UM has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV. Ekness is a...

Flathead Lake Biological Station Director Jim Elser

Elser Era Dawns at Flathead Lake Biological Station

Jim Elser is not simply sitting back and enjoying the lake views from his new office. The new director of the University of Montana’s storied Flathead Lake Biological Station is hitting the ground...

lion on the Serengeti

More Than One Way to Skin a Cat: Studying Disease in Serengeti Lions

In 1994, Canine distemper virus killed an estimated 1,000 Serengeti lions in seven months, more than a third of this iconic population. Now Julie Weckworth, a Ph.D. student in UM’s Wildlife...

Casey Massena, a UM doctoral candidate, holds a model of his new molecule produced by a 3-D printer.

Chemistry Graduate Student Builds New Type of Molecule

A chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal. Casey Massena of Santa...

UM doctoral student Joanna Kreitinger works in the lab

UM Doctoral Student Wins National Fellowship

One day in the summer of 2014, Joanna Kreitinger led a research experiment in a laboratory at UM. The team was looking at the spleen and lymph nodes, organs critical to the immune system. Just...

Veteran and UM student Sergej Michaud sits on the bear statue at UM

The Brain Team: New UM Neural Injury Center Changes Lives

Iraq War veteran Sergej Michaud is a 4.0 student at UM, a double major in geography and economics, and a husband with a wife and two children. He also is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

University of Montana doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger (left) with UM Professor David Shepherd on UM’s campus.

Graduate Student Earns Prestigious Immunology Fellowship

UM doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger was one of 48 people nationwide selected to receive a 2016 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship. This highly competitive...

Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana's inaugural class of family physicians

Medicine Residency Program Graduates First Class of Family Physicians

Montana will gain five new medical doctors who will care for Montanans in rural and underserved areas on Sunday, July 3. UM will celebrate the graduation of its inaugural class of family...

Main Hall with the M on Mount Sentinel in the background

2,821 UM Students Make Spring Semester Dean’s List

At UM, 2,821 students made the spring semester 2016 Dean’s List and 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive...

UM's Mansfield Library

UM Mansfield Library to Share Resources Statewide

A new system will allow academic library users statewide to access the holdings of 16 libraries in Montana through a single online search. UM’s Mansfield Library – along with 15 other institutions...

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Six UM Students Earn Fulbright Funding to Study Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has offered grants to six University of Montana graduate students to study abroad during the coming year. Chase Ellinger, Jordan Krause, Max Kaisler, Selena...

UM students at Commencement

2,459 Students Earn Degrees from UM in Spring Semester 2016

UM had 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2016. To view a list of Montana students or out-of-state students who are degree candidates, visit...

Katie Pershinske with Mentor Dr. Fernando Cardozo

Visiting Student Researches Parkinson's Disease During Summer Program

Katie Pershinske, a neuroscience major from Northern Michigan University, is investigating the role mitochondrial inhibitors may play in the onset of Parkinson's disease during UM’s Summer...

Missoula to Berlin photos and stories from UM journalism students

Journalism Students Report on Refugee Crisis from Berlin

In 2015-16, more than a million refugees sought asylum in Germany. The School of Journalism responded by creating Missoula to Berlin, a summer program designed to teach international journalism in...

Workers repair earthquake damage in Kathmandu’s ancient Swayambunath Temple

Researcher Helps Break Ground on Forecasting Earthquakes

UM researcher Rebecca Bendick is part of a team whose research is breaking ground on the complexity of earthquakes and the possibility to forecast them. The journal Nature Geoscience recently...

Across the Divide: Montana’s Tribes Navigate Politics and Progress

Across the Divide: Montana’s Tribes Navigate Politics and Progress

In the 25th annual edition of the Native News Honors Project at UM, journalism students delve into the politics on Montana’s American Indian reservations and tell different stories from across the...

Montana to Zambia: Connections through Conservation

UM Forges Relationship Between Montana and Zambia

One day, a doctoral student at the UM brought Wayne Freimund a proposal to review for an experimental forest in Zambia. Nearly 20 years later, the bond between "The Last Best Place" and a country...

UM forestry students designed restoration treatments now taking place at Bandy Ranch

Forestry Students Implement Restoration Plans at Bandy Ranch

UM students helped plan forest restoration treatments now taking place at the Bandy Experimental Ranch in the Blackfoot Valley. College of Forestry and Conservation students wrote management plans...

Tom DeLuca, new dean of UM's College of Forestry and Conservation

New Dean, Familiar Face for College of Forestry and Conservation

UM has hired a former College of Forestry and Conservation faculty member to serve as dean. Tom DeLuca, who spent 12 years at UM, will begin his new duties on Jan. 1, 2017. He currently serves as...

karluk bear totes salmon in his mouth

UM Study: Kodiak Bears Track Salmon Runs in Alaska

A UM graduate student’s research on Alaskan brown bears and red salmon is the May cover story of the high-profile journal Ecology. Will Deacy, a UM systems ecology graduate student, researched...

Christopher Shook, the new dean of UM's School of Business Administration

UM Names New Dean of School of Business Administration

The University of Montana has named Christopher Shook the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Shook will succeed SoBA Dean Larry Gianchetta, who will retire in June after 41 years...
UM's student-athlete academic center

New Student-Athlete Academic Center Already Providing Returns

The initial returns on Montana's investment in its year-old student-athlete academic center, which had nearly 14,000 visits during the school year, is already paying out record numbers.

Katie Barnes. Photo by Dennis Webber Photography.

MC Culinary Arts Student Cooks Up Gold in National Competition

A culinary arts student at Missoula College at UM recently created the top pastry dessert at the American Culinary Federation and Washington State Chefs Association Culinary Competition in...

Fulbright Fellow Surbhi Jain

Fulbright Fellow to Instruct Intermediate Hindi at UM

UM will offer intermediate Hindi for the first time with the arrival of a new Fulbright Fellow and teacher’s assistant from India. Surbhi Jain will teach elementary and intermediate Hindi in...

UM students participate in distance learning

UM Lands $1.2M Grant to Train Speech-Language Pathologists in Rural Montana

UM’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide training to professionals seeking to become competent, certified speech-language...

Recent UM grad Sarah Solie handles a frog during field work

From Server to Scientist: Unique Bond Leads Student to Career in Biology

Sarah Solie's story is like something out of a movie. A chance encounter with a UM professor coupled with her blossoming love of science led to what she calls one of the most important friendships...

UM campus

UM’s School Psychology Ph.D. Program Earns First Accreditation

The school psychology doctoral program at the University of Montana has successfully obtained accreditation from the American Psychological Association. This is the program’s initial...

UM's new Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building

UM Opens New Facility for Executive Education

UM celebrated the opening of its newest campus facility, the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building, on May 12. Generously funded through private donations, the 31,411-square-foot building is home...

Natalie Stockmann, left, and Julie Ammons

Students Win Critical Language Scholarships for Travel to Russia, Morocco

Two UM students have won highly competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for all-expenses-paid trips to Russia and Morocco this summer. Julie Ammons will participate in...

Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical therapy program

UM Physical Therapy Student Wins National Scholarship

A UM student recently was named the recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's 2016 Minority Scholarship Award. Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical...

students learn in UM's planetarium

Computer Science Students Create Astronomy Teaching Tool

Six UM computer science seniors have reached for the stars by launching an interactive website to help teach physics and astronomy. The website allows faculty to load a solar system to the page...

University of Montana student Zachary Falen won first place in the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge.

Students Pitch Ideas, Take Home Prize Money at UM's Business Startup Challenge

UM’s School of Business Administration, along with the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, have announced the winners of the 27th annual John...

wildfire burns in forest

UM Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million to Study Wildfire

Researchers in UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation recently earned more than $1 million in funding from the Joint Fire Science Program through five separate awards involving faculty from all...

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